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$25 Pyramid

Join us for a more or less amazing night of fun and games. From the stupendous minds behind What’s Your Answer?, Wheel of 4-Chan, March Game SF and more comes a live alcohol fueled version of the classic game show, now with modest expectations! WIN sorta decent prizes. BE AMUSED by agreeable contestants and hosts! ENJOY a few thrilling moments with $25 PYRAMID! 21up. Free.Doors at 7pm. Show at 8pm.
Fri, Feb 8, 2013 8:00 PM
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28 Hotel Rooms

Matt Ross
US, 90m, 2012

While traveling for work in a city far from their homes, a novelist and a corporate accountant (Chris Messina and Marin Ireland) find themselves in bed together. Although she’s married, and he’s seeing someone, their intense attraction turns a one-night stand into an unexpected relationship and a respite from the obligations of daily life. Through a series of moments-some profound, some silly, some intensely intimate-we see a portrait of an evolving relationship that could become the most significant one of their lives.

Sun, Feb 17, 2013 9:30 PM
Wed, Feb 20, 2013 9:30 PM
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All The Light in the Sky

Joe Swanberg
US, 90m, 2012, US Premiere
Jane Adams plays a woman living in a house perched precariously on stilts above the beach in Malibu who clings to her life's ambitions in much the same way. With her age exempting her from more and more acting opportunities, her future is uncertain. That's when her young niece—a superb Sophia Takal—comes for a weekend stay. The film captures their night conversations, fears and stories that emerge in the witching hours. Swanberg has become a master at eliciting inspired performances from his actors. Here, he's working at the height of his powers and, with Adams, he's clearly tapped into an actor with creative reserves. Negotiating the language and relationships of 21st century Americans, Swanberg's alchemy is at its best. —Lane Kneedler, AFI
Sat, Feb 9, 2013 9:00 PM
Sun, Feb 17, 2013 7:16 PM
Thu, Feb 21, 2013 9:30 PM
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Animated World, An

Stop motion, pen and ink, watercolor, collage, computer, paper, claymation - this year's animation program has it all. An Animated World features brand new short films from animators from the US, the UK, Argentina, Canada, Italy, Australia, Spain and Denmark.
Sun, Feb 10, 2013 5:01 PM
Wed, Feb 13, 2013 7:15 PM
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Brandon Cronenberg
Canada, 108m, 2012
Brandon Cronenberg's striking body-horror debut is a prescient and chilling vision of our cultural obsession with celebrity. In a dystopian future world, Syd March (Caleb Landry Jones) works at the Lucas Clinic, which has an unusual and highly profitable line of business: deliberately infecting paying customers with diseases harvested from top celebrities, thus providing a "biological communion" between stars and fans. Gruesomely absurd and incisive, Antiviral is a visceral satire on our contemporary society of the spectacle. –Agata Smoluch Del Sorbo, Toronto Film Fest
Sat, Feb 9, 2013 7:16 PM
Tue, Feb 12, 2013 9:31 PM
Wed, Feb 13, 2013 9:00 PM
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Be Good

Todd Looby
US, 85m, 2012, West Coast Premiere
Paul is an independent filmmaker and stay-at-home Dad to his 6-month-old, Pearl, while his wife, Mary, returns to work to provide a stable income for the family. At first they view themselves as progressive, "cool" parents for eschewing the expected gender roles, but soon, Mary finds it difficult to be away from the baby and Paul learns that writing his screenplay in naptime intervals is not realistic. Writer/Director Todd Dooby steers clear of the farcical "hapless Mr. Mom" clichés to offer a fresh and honest perspective on the challenges new parents face as they struggle to balance career, creativity, identity and the baby on their hip.
Fri, Feb 8, 2013 7:15 PM
Sat, Feb 9, 2013 5:00 PM
Wed, Feb 13, 2013 7:00 PM
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Behind the Screens

Jon Gann, founder of the DC Shorts Film Festival questions his peers about their selection process, reactions to filmmaker behavior, industry concerns, and ultimately how they create a festival experience that enriches both filmmakers and the audience. Book signing and QA. 21up. Free.
Sat, Feb 16, 2013 7:00 PM
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Berberian Sound Studio

Peter Strickland
UK, 91m, 2012, West Coast Premiere
Toby Jones plays Gilderoy, a socially reserved British sound mixer invited to work on a horror film in Italy. He adds sound effects to every stabbing and decapitation, becoming increasingly alienated from reality as he continues to work on the film. At once homage and send-up of the classic giallo films of the 70s, Berberian Sound Studio is tense, unsettling and darkly funny. Like Brian De Palma’s Blow Out, this is a master-class on the relationship between sound and image. –Vancouver Film Fest
Fri, Feb 8, 2013 9:31 PM
Sun, Feb 10, 2013 9:00 PM
Wed, Feb 13, 2013 7:16 PM
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Blue Dream

Gregory Hatanaka
US, 90m, 2013, World Premiere
James Duval (Doom Generation, Donnie Darko) is Robert Harmon, a man drinking, drugging, and fucking his way through the last days of print journalism in Los Angeles. As the industry tanks and the paper is sold to a corporate tycoon, Robert finds himself adrift in a world that is part Kafka, part Bret Easton Ellis, with an echo of Scientology. Directed by Gregory Hatanaka (Mad Cowgirl, IndieFest ‘06) and starring Pollyanna McIntosh (The Woman) and Dominique Swain (Lolita) as some of Robert's many love interests, Blue Dream is a collision course with power, intrigue, and a sea of improbable breast implants.
Sat, Feb 16, 2013 9:30 PM
Wed, Feb 20, 2013 9:30 PM
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Born Innocent

Donald Wrye
US, 98m, 1974, 16mm film – rare uncut, original broadcast version courtesy of The Cosmic Hex Archive
Author Kier-la Janisse will introduce two rare repertory screenings related to her autobiographical film treatise House of Psychotic Women: “Born Innocent” and “Toys Are Not For Children.”
Linda Blair plays Christine Parker, a 14-year old soft-spoken runaway who is deposited in a state school for juvenile delinquents. Chris undergoes a series of violent humiliations, and while there are many women-in-prison films that depict the transformation of a good girl into a hardened criminal, Born Innocent remains one of the best.
Fri, Feb 8, 2013 8:00 PM
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Bound by Flesh

Leslie Zemeckis
US, 91m, 2012
The Hilton Sisters were once the highest paid act in vaudeville, yet they never saw a dime. Conjoined at the hip, the “Siamese” twins began their career in carnival sideshows, but went on to become stars of stage and screen, featured in Tod Browning’s “Freaks.” But, show business can prove to be fickle as the twins struggled in their later years to find work. Leslie Zemeckis’ compelling documentary chronicles the ups and downs of Violet’s and Daisy’s lives and careers, from their heyday as America’s sweethearts to their final days as grocery store clerks, shedding light on their unusual bond.
Sat, Feb 9, 2013 5:00 PM
Sat, Feb 16, 2013 5:00 PM
Sun, Feb 17, 2013 2:45 PM
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Bouquet of Pleasures and Pains, A (shorts)

Welcome to a delicious variety of expressions on modern love that would have made the ancient Greeks (and their 4 words for love) proud. Seven films of romantic love, love lost, love found, roach love, and everything in between. With Valentine's Day around the corner, fear not–you'll never be alone with this cast of characters. Featuring a wide range of ages and desires, their pleasures and pains might just remind you of a past experience (or two) from your own life.
Thu, Feb 14, 2013 7:15 PM
Sat, Feb 16, 2013 5:01 PM
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Cults, Manholes & Slide Rail Riders (Local Shorts)

Join Indiefest for another year of local shorts extravaganza and be the first to discover Bay Area’s up-and-coming directorial talents. Dance to Tremor Low’s Kingmaker. Laugh with hilarious mockumentary Slide Rail Superman and spoof-trailer The Muppetless Movie. Reflect on the meaning of freedom with futuristic sci-fi Life Internal and question justice and fairness with grotesquely animated procedural drama Baggage Claim. Fall in love with The Beginning and My Name Is Your First Love and, finally, be warned about the risks of walking in experimental doc Manhole 452.
Sun, Feb 17, 2013 2:46 PM
Tue, Feb 19, 2013 7:15 PM
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Days of Grace

Everardo Gout
Mexico, 90m, 2012, US Premiere
"Days of Grace will simultaneously rip your heart out, and have your mind reeling long after you have left the theatre" –Hugh Jackman
“A work of art that stirs our emotions as much as it sears our minds is not to be dismissed; one that forces our unconscious urgings to become manifest; one where melodrama has no place. Here is the vast world of misfortune and misery, violence and corruption, kidnappings and drugs. It is the world of Everardo Gout’s Days of Grace. It is virtue personified, and highly recommended.” –Mexico’s MILENIO
Scored by Nick Cave.
Sat, Feb 16, 2013 7:16 PM
Tue, Feb 19, 2013 9:31 PM
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Defying the Limits (shorts)

For our 15th Anniversary, we decided to spice things up with a special program dedicated to films that transcend the limitations of cinema. Herein lie 6 mystifying wonders that escape categorization, yet remain accessible to mainstream audiences. Featuring a surreal spaghetti western, a man with a golden brain, people preparing for doomsday in Norway, a Wall Street capitalist divulging his deepest secrets, the zaniest ventriloquist on the planet, and the spiritual struggle of a deaf-blind woman. Fans of David Lynch and weird movies will not be disappointed.
Sun, Feb 10, 2013 2:46 PM
Tue, Feb 12, 2013 7:15 PM
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Tristan Albrecht
Switzerland, 90m, 2012, World Premiere
Imagine making the difficult decision to leave your loved ones behind in Mexico to find a job in New York. After braving the risky border crossing, you find work in 2001 as an undocumented Windows on the World, shortly to be obliterated on September 11. Director Albrecht and his crew retrace this incredibly poignant journey, deftly incorporating interviews (and some harrowing footage) from Mexico, US border communities, and World Trade Center survivors. Faceless takes our collective memories of a quintessentially “American” tragedy and presents them anew through the story of its many undocumented victims who may never be identified.
Sun, Feb 10, 2013 5:00 PM
Sun, Feb 17, 2013 5:00 PM
Mon, Feb 18, 2013 7:15 PM
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Faces in the Mirror

This story is about Ben Fisher, a young man who returns home to bury his father. Angry that he had been neglected by his workaholic father, Ben had refused to see him for years. On the day of his father's funeral, Ben goes on a dream-like odyssey where he's led, portal by portal, to fantastical places with somewhat mystifying people who all seem to be guiding him somewhere. He's looking for a way to be free of his pain and guilt. He's looking for forgiveness.
Thu, Feb 7, 2013 8:31 PM
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Funeral Kings

Matt and Kevin McManus
US, 85 min, 2012
Charlie and his band of misfit 14-year-old friends routinely ditch school under the guise of serving at funerals. When a fellow alter boy, about to be shipped off to juvy, entrusts them with his treasure chest of booze, porn, fireworks, and firearms, their adventures take on a bit more gravity. A coming-of-age film that rings truer than most–the leads play their age; plenty of cussing and crude conversation–Funeral Kings delivers the awkward laughs and cringe-inducing moments that make everyone an adolescent.
Fri, Feb 8, 2013 9:00 PM
Sun, Feb 17, 2013 9:31 PM
Tue, Feb 19, 2013 7:15 PM
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Ghastly Love of Johnny X, The

Paul Bunnell
US, 106 min, 2012, 35mm
Will Keenan (Tromeo and Juliet, IndieFest ‘12‘s Chop) is Jonathan Xavier, a bad boy alien who has been exiled to Earth from the far reaches of outer space with his devoted misfit gang. Johnny's former girlfriend Bliss has left him and stolen his Resurrection Suit, a cosmic, mind-bending uniform that gives the owner power over others. Bliss and her new beau, the ice-cream-slinging, sensitive Chip, are on the run with Johnny and his goons in hot pursuit of the suit! An epic B+W sci-fi musical spectacle!
Fri, Feb 15, 2013 9:30 PM
Mon, Feb 18, 2013 7:15 PM
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Ghost Town Gospel

Malderor (Radio Valencia/Bootie/Fandango) and Jeff Ross (SF IndieFest) play Music to Drink To (songs with words and guitars). Have a drink, check out the art at Mission BAG, enjoy some tunes, rinse and repeat. 21up. Free.
Sat, Feb 16, 2013 8:00 PM
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